On Monday, Burlingame Police caught a woman on a three-city shopping spree with a stolen credit card.
They located Oakland-resident Ronica Randolph, 37, through contacting the bank of the stolen card to discover her whereabouts, according to San Mateo Sheriff’s Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt in a news release.
A short time later, the San Mateo Sheriff’s Office caught Randolph and arrested her on burglary and fraud charges.
The arrest came after a citizen contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that her wallet had been stolen from a rear changing room in the Urbanization store in San Carlos.
Deputies from the San Carlos Patrol Bureau responded to the business and obtained a physical description of three suspects last seen in the area of the San Carlos Caltrain station.
Deputies searched the train station and surrounding area, but were unable to locate the suspects.
While deputies continued interviewing the victim, her bank informed her of unusual purchases taking place at the Safeway and Walgreens store in Belmont.
While the Belmont Police Department was notified, the bank called back and added that the credit cards were then being used at StrideRite Shoes, Gymboree, Sephora and Kara’s Cupcakes on Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame.
Based on the most recent transaction activity, the Burlingame Police department was advised and Burlingame officers stopped and detained Randolph near the Burlingame Caltrain station.
The credit cards from the theft in San Carlos were found on the ground near where Randolph was located.
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies took custody of Randolph a short time later, after which she was transported and booked in San Mateo County Jail.